Have you ever been in a situation where your child was throwing a tantrum and you felt embarrassed? Have you found your child lying to you? Does your child need a lot of motivation to complete a task? Or does your child give up easily? Educate yourself on what you can do to build self-confidence and self-worth. Find out how to teach integrity and honesty to your child so your child doesn't fear speaking the truth. Role model to your child how to delay gratification so they learn to wait for reward and can work towards that. If you desire to walk this path, enrol for our Parenting Masterclass to learn from a psychologist.
Parenting goes beyond providing food, shelter, clothing and education. It includes giving your child unconditional love, acceptance and care - physical and emotional. With the traditional Indian family system changing its structure and family size shrinking there aren’t as many adults available to raise a child today. Added to this is the impact of urban lifestyles and if both parents are working, parenting can become more challenging. Utsmaya offers customised hand holding of parents to understand their child’s unique needs and guide parents to be able to meet those needs.
Utsmaya is founded by mother-daughter psychologist duo Mamtha Rajesh and Mihika Rajesh, practising since 2000 and 2018 respectively.
Mamtha Rajesh has a Masters in Psychology and is extensively trained in counselling and psychotherapy. Having worked with more than 2000+ clients from across 12 countries, she has a nuanced understanding of human emotions and family dynamics.
Mihika Rajesh has completed her Masters in Mental Health in Children and Young Adults from the University of Edinburgh, Scotland and is a trained counsellor. She has worked with children since 2018 and has a private practice.
"Before counseling I wasn't aware why I was so innocent, sensitive and fearful for my age. After counseling, I realized how my over protective up bringing impacted my personality as an adult. Due to this understanding, I am raising my children from the beginning to be more self-dependent and aware of the surroundings. I believe this will help them become smart adults with good self-esteem. I feel grateful for your support and it has brought a great difference in my perception ".
I reached out to Mamtha with a problem over different styles and priorities in the parenting approach between my husband and myself. I used to get stressed and disappointed and this issue will spill over into other issues and become a very tangled situation. Working with Mamtha, helped me realise that this is quite normal in most households and every individual has a different view on parenting given their own upbringing and background. Talking to her helped me relieve my stress and helped me be heard. Working with her helped me realise that we can have different approaches in parenting and we need not be necessarily aligned on every topic. She helped me see that my husband was also coming from the same place of love and concern for our child and it's just that it's in a different shape and form. This relieved my concern & stress a lot. After a few sessions, I was able to have clarity and be more objective in seeing such situations and I had more tools in my kit to tackle such situations and pick my battles on which ones to compromise on and which ones to persevere on. Mamtha’s counselling has helped me become a better & conscious parent and has reduced arguments and instilled better peace & harmony in the house. And hence a more peaceful environment for our child to grow in.
My wife and I had consulted Mamtha for marital counselling a few years ago. As we had kids, a lot of discussion involved parenting. She shared a good perspective of interacting with our soon-to-be-teenager daughter and son (~8yrs) in ways that would appeal to each. As our son was dealing with a chronic medical illness, she helped us in understanding and accepting what he would be going through and that was very helpful. I believe that Mamtha has the skills, experience and patience while helping with matters related to our children.
My journey with Mamtha began about five years ago. I was at the lowest and darkest phase of my life and feeling extremely frightened,stressed and lost before I met Mamtha. My Counselling sessions with Mamtha gave me the courage to take charge of my life and walk out of an abusive marriage with my children. Mamtha's ability to be an empathetic and insightful listener, and her encouragement, slowly gave me the confidence to make my own choices. The sessions have also helped me in my role as a parent , the joint sessions I had with my daughter gave me an insight into her world and helped me understand her better .. It has improved the communication between us and has made our relationship stronger. Understanding myself has also helped me in my role as a Parent,to manage expectation my own and theirs. Thank you Mamtha for all the support.. you helped me find myself personally and professionally.
Therapy has been my guidepost in figuring out what kind of mother I want to be. I was 26 when I first walked into a session with Ms. Mamtha. I found her to be a deeply empathetic, intelligent guide, who helped me iron out so much of my inner life, that I don’t know who I would have been without her intervention. Thanks to therapy, I’m a happier, more peaceful person. Thanks to therapy, I actually like myself - a welcome relief from decades of disliking and judging myself. Therapy has helped my marriage, my relationships with my parents and sibling, and most importantly - influenced my actions as a parent. Because I now realize how important the early years are, I am more conscious of what I am saying to my child, and what I am modelling for her. Because I have examined unhealthy patterns in my family at great length, I am trying to create new patterns for my child. This journey has been one of the most meaningful, fascinating pursuits of my life.